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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

The Duck Dive & Del Sur get festive with cocktail menus

‘Tis the season for fun and festive cocktails! Luckily, Duck Dive and Del Sur Mexican Cantina have mixed up a variety of holiday drinks for you and your kin to enjoy a cup (or two!) of holiday cheer!

Buddy the Elf boozy Milkshake /. Courtesy Photo

Buddy the Elf boozy Milkshake /. Courtesy Photo

Pacific Beach’s premier neighborhood beach lounge and eatery, The Duck Dive has released their December Cocktails of the Month and they’re sure to make you jingle-jangle. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love the Buddy the Elf boozy milkshake, bursting with holiday treats. Made with vanilla ice cream, Nocino (a walnut liqueur), Absolut Vanilla, gingerbread, cinnamon and toasted marshmallow. This libation will be at the top of everyone’s wish list this season.

The Naughty List / Courtesy Photo

The Naughty List / Courtesy Photo

For those looking to enjoy a more classic cocktail, you’ll take delight in Duck Dive’s The Naughty List. Concocted with Woodford Rye, chocolate bitters and orange brown sugar rosemary syrup, this beverage is garnished with singed rosemary and orange chocolate wedges. This unique version of an old fashioned will bring back happy memories of holidays past.

Stop into The Duck Dive after snapping photos of the Crystal Pier Christmas Tree or before a walking holiday-light tour around Pacific Beach.

The Duck Dive is located on 4650 Mission Blvd. in Pacific Beach.

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The CranMerry Margarita / Courtesy Photo

The CranMerry Margarita / Courtesy Photo

Del Sur Mexican Cantina, in South Park, has also just announced their December Cocktail of the Month! The CranMerry Margarita is a festive combination of Blanco Tequila, lime juice, orange juice and a spoonful of homemade cranberry jam, with a five-spice rim and mint sprig garnish. Del Sur has developed a great cocktail and margarita list to go along with their traditional Mexican cuisine, that is prepared with a healthy twist.

In addition to being both vegetarian and vegan friendly, Del Sur has a dog-friendly patio, so you can bring the whole family out to enjoy quality food and great drinks


Del Sur Mexican Cantina is located on 2310 30th Street in South Park.

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These cocktails will only be available through the month of December, so be sure to stop by and have a cup of holiday cheer with your friends and family!

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